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how long after starting antibiotics for pneumonia can i go back to a teaching job

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on you: Simple or walking pneumonia may not hinder you from doing your job, your body should be the guide as to when to return to work.
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Whe you feel ok: In general one can return to work when the major symptoms, cough, fever, and shortness of breath have resolved.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not necessarily : Most ors who treat many acl tear pts.Will reccommend arthroscopic acl reconstruction in 22 year olds because of the risk of further injury( meniscus t ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Until you feel bette: If you still have symptoms and you are nearly done with antibiotic go back to doc for a re evaluation. Don't go back to work until you feel. Better
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Dr. Luis Taylor
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Before: returning to work, please check with your doctor first. A follow up chest xray and blood tests may be needed. Pneumonia is a very serious illness ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Curreri
23 years experience Pulmonology
Pneumonia : If it had been 6 days on antibiotics and you still have fever, you should probably seek medical attention and change antibiotics as something is missi ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
?drug resistant: Under circumstances, do not delay, and contact your doctor immediately. Not every infection responds to an antibiotic, and you might have a drug resi ... Read More
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A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arabinda Behura
10 years experience Hospital-based practice
Sooner the better: It can be done as soon as you finish, or may not be necessary if your symptoms are completely resolved, also depends on what kind of pneumonia you ha ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Viral or bacterial?: Viral pneumonia will not respond to antibiotics so the symptoms will last much longer. Bacterial pneumonia should start responding to appropriate ant ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Fevers : Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral an ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
LIKELY A COLD: Pneumonia is rarely contagious and colds often cause enough injury to the airways that you may cough for a while before this clears. I wouldn't overt ... Read More
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